Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tag: Opera

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Though exhibition is perennially imperiled—the most recent bad news being that after 110 years, the Clay Theatre is no more, the good news that the Opera Plaza has a...

Screen Grabs: A tragic star hounded by the FBI

A couple of the smaller, more idiosyncratic local film festivals add to the celluloid mix this week. Within the larger Noise Pop schedule of concerts, parties and other events,...

Screen Grabs: Raining Internet cats and live-action dogs

It’s raining cats and dogs with the more family-friendly film events of the week. One is the new 20th Century Fox Animation/Disney live action version of Jack London’s Call...

Review: A dash of variety and joy in SF Ballet’s ‘Classical (Re)Vision’

If you're looking for a delectable entry point into ballet today, San Francisco Ballet has created a program expressly for you. Classical (Re)vision, playing through February 22, is billed...

A pro-immigrant ‘sci-fi magical realism human cartoon opera’? Believe it!

For centuries, the United States held true to its reputation as a sanctuary nation, greeting immigrants fleeing unfortunate circumstances back home with the opportunity to start anew. “Give me your...

Screen Grabs: Get in the van!

This Friday, we’re already getting commercial releases of movies that premiered at Sundance just the other week. Two got a mixed reception there: Downhill was greeted as a fairly...

Screen Grabs: Battle of the giant Russian oligarchs

The big event this week is Friday’s return of Noir City, whose latest annual edition at the Castro we’ve previewed separately here. Among commercial openings this Friday, Guy Ritchie appears...

Real-estate industry rebels at modest measure to limit corporate rentals

The real-estate industry and the San Francisco Planning Department are going crazy over a rather modest proposal by Sup. Aaron Peskin to limit corporate housing rentals. Peskin’s bill comes in...

Screen Grabs: Fake news from Clint Eastwood and Imelda Marcos

As impeachment proceedings move forward, suggesting there might yet be room for truth in politics after all, the week’s major new commercial arrival (apart from family fantasy sequel Jumanji:...

Screen Grabs: Strange fantasies, just before the holidays

This week was so packed, we separated the revival and rep-house screenings into a separate feature (here). What’s left is a particularly idiosyncratic array of new features from the...